Add character to your living area by thinking in layers rather than limiting your scheme to a single hue. A palette of sea-glass shades brings the beach indoors―even in a landlocked locale. Look for accent paints and fabrics in colors ranging from aqua to deep blue. Don’t stress about overdoing it: White board walls give the eye a place to rest and keep the look cohesive.
Outline your design. Call attention to a room’s architectural elements, such as trim and molding, by painting them a punchy hue. Give upholstered furniture a similar wake-up call with contrasting welting.